West Virginia is home to Jimmy Logan (Channing Tatum) his war veteran brother Clyde (Adam Driver) and sister Mellie(Riley Keough). The three siblings have to work together to change the families destiny and rumoured curse into wealth and prosperity. The group has to gather a team of rag tags and wild cards to pull off a cash heist at the Charlotte Motor Speedway in North Carolina and crawl themselves out of hardship once and for all.
Logan Lucky is directed by Steven Soderbergh, mostly known for his successful heist series the Ocean’s Eleven. He returns with yet another heist feature but changes up the pace from his previous content by delivering a strangely charming and yet reserved film.
Channing Tatum has come a long way from his debut on the screen and has slowly worked his way into respectable movies including that of Quentin Tarantino. He and Adam Driver have great chemistry as the two redneck brothers and have you won over within minutes of their arrival.
Notably, Daniel Craig makes an appearance in one of the strangest roles we’ve seen him attempt. Surprisingly enough Craig pulls off his Southern drawl, convict persona and fits nicely into the light-hearted atmosphere, although healthily over the top.
Logan Lucky is simple and entertaining but stands out from the pack of generic heist movies with its awkwardly hilarious tone and pacing, combined with a good sense of character and chemistry. Logan Lucky knows what it is and it does it well. Showing that not every heist movie made is the same as the last.
As far as direction goes there are some issues with exposition, and the second half of the film does noticeably decline in quality compared to the first but is still very respectable. The country rock style music choice of the film is perfect and had the audience deep into the southern American head space and ready to make some money.
If you are going to the cinema and can’t decide what to watch, Logan lucky will tick all the boxes and leave you satisfied with its finale. Great for all ages and tastes it hits the spot like a big American burger and fries.
A lot of people make them, but only a few do it so well.
Evade awards it 4/5 stars.